The CFDA is the council of Fashion Designers of America. It is a non profit organization that consists of America’s greatest and legendary womenswear, menswear, jewelry and accessory designers. It was created by Eleanor Lambert to raise funds for charity and industry activities.The mission of the Council of Fashion Designers of America is: To strengthen the influence and success of American Designers in the global economy.
The annual event recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence in womenswear, menswear, and accessories as well as extraordinary accomplishments in journalism, creative vision, and lifetime achievement
This year I’ve been most connected to the accessories walking down the runway and was pleasantly surprised with this years “Accessories Designer of the Year.” The nominees for this year’s CFDA Awards 2014 included Mary Kate, Ashley Olsen, Nadja Swarovski, Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Fisher and Marc Alary. I was very proud to see Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen win this year as I feel that I grew up with them as actresses and have always appreciated their work as designers. I feel very connected to them since I have watched them evolve over time as we are the same generation. They definitely deserved it after all their years of hard work. The Row is so modern and has such a high taste level. In their accessories I am in love with the simplicity and their silhouettes.